Things to be Aware of When Applying for Jobs
- Be aware of jobs that are "confidential." If you a see and it doesn't tell you who the company is nor
is there any information regarding a search firm representing this "confidential" company, there is about a 75% chance that
- Always try to do a little research before applying. If you've never heard of a company or if an
add says to email your resume to someone with an @aol.com or @yahoo.com etc., do a Google search for the company or person.
If nothing comes up or something unsettling comes up, you have your answer.
- Receiving an email to apply or interview for a job. There are some legitimate companies that will
email you and ask you to interview for a job. Frankly, though some of these are legitimate, I say stay away. A
good recruiter wouldn't recruit this way. Good recruiters call on the phone. Chances are if you receive an email
to interview, then everyone who applies or has a resume out there is receiving it. Also, barriers to entry may be low,
which means it's a straight commission or 1099 job.
- Bottom line: if it doesn't feel right, don't do it. There are a lot of predators out there trying
to take advantage of people that are trying to get a job in these tough times.